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For th Advertiser.
- n Reply to "A Graduate."
Mr. Editor.-The article in your paper
-of the 7th iust. signed "A Graduate," re
ferring to some of the proceedings of the
late Temperance Convention, was brought
m rhy notice only a day or twt, since, while
I was travelling in the.up-country. Fear
ing that the manner in which the subject
treated of in. that article, is represented,
may prove prejudicial to the temperance
cause,1 will take the trouble. while here.
- 1,riefy LOset forth that matter in its proper
-ain.represented by "A Graduate" as
ionteuding that "the Faculty were solely
Onsible" for.-all the dissipation of Col
le i had no idea of beiog understood
' as making anysuch ridiculous charge. I
d ed- o say ohli'ithat I here repeat
I regard thei-as sponsible for touch,
v6rgni'cb of it. Inrhai way--hereaf
One sentence or that artiele is so framed
that it appears o. make -iieItald out the
idea that I left the Carolina Collegefton
disiust at the amount ot itempierane
prevalent among its members. No'de
-siring'to induce any such impression,.l
will state now, that I was compelled to
leave in consequence of having transgress
ead the College laws.
I do not thi.;k, either, anything I: said
could fairly be construed into the remark
"thar I found an amount of drunkenness
in College which was- unparallellei." I
intended simply to institute a comparison
between this and other Colleges. 1 stated
that I fiad heard it said, and from my owit
experience at two other Colleges. (the
University of Virginia, and Ilarvard..Mas
sachutetis.) believed,'that ours was the
Ynost dissipated College in the 'Uion
Here, let me remark, that this assertion
was made with no unkind feelings towards
our College. No, quite the contrary. I
believed it true, at'.l made it with the hope
of doing something for its future correction.
J alode it, believing it to be a truth, which
it were recreant to the lest interests of
the College itself to conceal.
But I have said that I thought the Fac
lly wet e responsible for much, very much
of the intemperance in-College. And now.
"Gloucester tq. the onslaught-!" Are the
Faculty simply intrusted with the intellec
tual culture of the youths who- are placed
under their supervision ? . Is-it not, on the
contrary-, expected by the parents of those
youths, and the whole. comnunity, that at
I'ba-t equal regard. will be paid to their
noral instruction ? Surely. Then I ask.
if the raculty are not responsible, just in
proportion as that part of their duty -is
neglected, for the ill consequences which
Amf nose, according to my notions of
efficadoious moral instruction, such lessons
are rarely taught in. Colges. Is it the
habit 6f r'rofssors. to eouseLin private,
to advise hr a sincer and friendly manner
with students, poining our ro. and instruct
ing them in, the 4aiigere of intemperanee
and othe .inm oi-alities, of which youth
are so sadlf, sadfy ignorant I never had
on' tbdirt for me. And it is certainly
Oedirijirded by them as a part of their
p e'aidnfatdryNor can I be singutar
--7in this notion' for it is notorious that Dr.
ooper, with all his acknowledged learn
tg .and' talent, was displaced from the
Colege because it was suppoed that under
him. erroneous priuciples of morality were
instilled int& the students ninds. There
is no differenoe in the effect. het weeu ac-.
taally incukcating improper principles, and
abandloning the ardent and'ingquiring mind
of youth to run after its own follae.~ But
you will say that lectures are pronounced
day after day, on the science of morals
and the truths of Christinanit,.. Bah !' All
this is idle ajnd deceptive, unless i-t -he
brought home to the heart as well as then
mind of the student, by the Professor's.
acting towardls him the part of a true friend
and guardiau. If he is incapable, or un
willing to do this, I unhesttauinely pro
noutnee himn unfit to occupy his stationi.
'The College laws, honsever, against in
imemperance, andtlie- rigor with which they
*have been enforced. are adduced as cvi
decces of the care which the Fuculty take
of the morals of the students !! Exactly !
And all- we ask, is just a little less iuwo, to
be replaced with more moral sussio. mot e
.friendly advice attd encouragemtetnt, .1
repeat, therefore, that t-he F~aculry ss
respodsibl'e for mucth of tl:e dissipation of.
- College, because they neglect,- or refuse to
use, the only' means by which it can be
Tii Temperance Cionvention feeling a
deep interest in the College Temperance
Society, recommend it 1-0 the fostering core
of the -Faculty. Where to the .harm
* shers'the wromg !
The resoluticn I offered before the Con
ventton, in subslancendiffe~red from that
submitted by Mr. Griffin only in this-that
- liis includedl the Trtisties with the Fae
ulty, and I feel sure that the most sensi.
live of the lrfoessore'ean fiud noth'ng in
that to wound liis feelings,
The Convention were-only~ resporsible
for the~resolution they 'passed, and I.-hope
niothtingthat an individual: member mnay
bave said then, or may say now,.will lie
*anfi'eredl to operate against, the .Conven
eon. I am solely responsilile for ay thiing
Inihaste. L EWIS M. AYERk, J.
Edgefield, Aug. 23, IS44.
For the Advertiser.
Brbeeueat' Hill's Spring.: EdgeJfeld Disti-iet
-On the 9th inst.. the ctizens of this and the
adjoining District (-Nearberry,) to the nutmlier
.of seven or eigthtundred.-assembled at -Hill's
Spring, nsatr the -Saluds river, to partake of a
Barbacee thiat 'had been tarnished by tlie peo
ple of the neighborhood..
W~e mezst conafess, taliig all things into con
siderationl, that it was the best'ain-most agrea
bie barbecue wu have ever had the pleasnre of
attending. The day was clear, atnd nu exees.
-sivelytot; and thme -grove at whien we~assen.
bled, was shady, andfor our purpose, pas thel
,oatsuftable in every respect. that could hei~'t
been selected-. The water also, was abundant
Thiidies anil'gentlemen, to the nmimber
above nientioned, anembledh at an early hour;
-and the gentlemen obsdred tlie strictest order
ASM~ aao'clock .the orde" of the day 'who
readKl . Jeseph Griffith. 11sgi -- After ?which,
F. H. Wardlaw,.Esq, opetofrthe omeers of the
ay; was m'eited to the stand., froni~bich-he
*d'esbed the assembly, ina~speechabisha was
both highly interesting and eloquent. He ds
cussed soine of tlta moss. prominent piohtical
questions ofthe day, witb.great.clearnss and.
foice; and flly convinced thioe iibh' jard,
him, tiat heivas not only'a trWmbDmocrit, but
a 'ery able-one - Afer Mi.- Wardlaw hid coil
chided his-remarks, Kessr. Baiiskett,BAiooks,
Yancey. and Gray, were severally called upon
to address the people, which they did in a very
impressive manner, forcibly evincing- to their.
hearers, their patriotic zeal for the support ol
Democratic principles, for the defence of South
ern rights, and for the yindication of the honor
of our States
The intervals between the several speeches
we-e filled up with delightful music.
At the concluson ofr Mr.- Gray's speech,
*hich was the last. the President of the duy
regnested the ladies to follow the band of mu
sic to one of the most handsomely furnished
tables we have ever seen at any place. Alter
the ladies had beetd fully served,.the gentlemen
werethiled formed in order by Major Clery
and Adjutant Graham, and they also marched
to the table at the sound of music.
Whed dinner was over, and the ladies and
gentilemen had re-assenbled arountd the table.
the President and Vice President read. to an
attentive audience. the regnlar and volunteer
toasts. which-we haive given below:
Afe the resding of the regular taasts. a let
ter was read'fron Col. Pickens; who had bedn
appointed -one nr the, orators of the -dayi -It
gave satisfactory.reasons for the Coldnels non.
attendance at the.barbecue; and also contain
ed a sentiment. -
. fib enjoyment of the occasion was not alit
tleinhancea by the observadce of a ciistonm,
e6sikdwalking for the cake. tiller which the
einpatydispersed. and gentlemen and ladies
returned peaceably and quietly to their homes.
THE- REG1LAit TOASTh.
. 1. The Constitution of the U.- States.-May
it answer the-end of its formation, atid be the
rule and guide of this nation.
2" George Washington-He lives in the
3. Our. Principles-We go. first, for the rde
duction of the Tariff: secondly. for the annex
ation of Texas;thitdly. for the overthtoiAor
;Aboitionismuiid last, but nost least, we go for
a divisioi of the District.
4 The Democratic. Party.-Mey stiftess
and triuntph await it.
5. John C. Cilhoiu.-A true patriot-tle
pride of South'Carolina.
6. George McD:ffile -The'~champion of
Sonthetnrigh'ts'and Sombern principles.-Mny
his ill health, not- impair his uwfalness.
. 7. South Carhoina.-In a contest for the
rights, and the honor of the South, she will ever
be found at her post.
8. Our Slave.-If .they are forcibtly erratt
ipatd. we-will sell them to the Abolitionists,
at even a h.gher price than they cost its; for we
are determized to defend our institutions, from
the hands of vigilence and usurpation,'even at
he h:,zard of life jiaetf
9. John Tyler.-..'i independant, fearless,
and hoble President.
10.. Henry Clay.-His principles are unde
fined, undefinuable-they are as isollow and de
cptive ashis glorious Compromise Act..
11 Gen. La Fayeti.-He was our " friend
in need"-Anericanis will deiight to cherish
12. Agriculture-The most honorable, as
well as the most usieful occupation in life'.
13. The .Ludies,-In peace, their virttes
adorn the firesado and finily circle; in. wur,
thev incite thi soldier to the noblest acts of.pa.
trihtisin and valor.
By Col. F. W. Picken.--The people of
Old Edgefild.- Spirited. andtdrwaTs true tothe
country.-For their utiform kindness to mive. I
tender thei 9.y sincere gratitude.
By Capt. Wm. 11. Logan.-Gen. George
Wasligton-the Father of his cotintry.-.The
latest posterity will bless his memory.
Ev War Palmer.-Waahingtoi-First in
war,'fIrst iir peace, and fist in the heartslhis
By Wm S-. Peterson.--George Washing
ton-the Father of Anerican liberty-ie wll
never be forgotten. but his naine will grow
brighter and brighter, till the end of time.-.
By Wim. Maysoi.-The mtnemory of Thom
By W. B'onnight.-G'eorge M1cDufhe-a
rne son of Sooth Carolina.
By P. B.. Wever.-'L'he Ifon. George Mc
Dtfe-a- noble d'efender of Sonithe'rna princi
ples n-nd Southern' righlt--if diisease should
force hin to retire from the U5. 3. Senate, may
e be sneceeduedt.y thli orr. A. P. Bnd~er.
By y. W.Maynardf--J. E. Holmoea-A South
rn man. with t'rue'ly S-ottliern principles.
By Win. S. Peterson---Te Ladietrof South
arolia.-May they cherish the spiirit of pa
triotism which siginlized them in- the revulin
By B. F. Corley.-'The Latdie- of Edyefrld
-may they not oppose-a'neationt wheni bach
elors seek admison into their union.
By Miastin Stewart-The La'ties of BigSa
ud-Distignished for their beatrty and en
oplismeints-whilstthey are lookiiun arounid
or-lovers, oh!. that some one of thent would
ook npon mte.
By J. S. Hniet.-Womnen-.May they ptit a
cI-ek to vice and immotriality.hby throwihig their
-ffence into the usle of virtue.
By Nathan hiley.--The Ladies of Saluda.
T'iey are beamifuil and fiair, but more virtuous
hneatifni,. a-nd' more lovely than fair.
By FElijah Wel ls--A oman-The noblest
work (Jr God.
By Win. I. Adams -F. W. Pickens-Ife
is always uponi the wautchtower, r eadly to go
at every call where his cotuntry's good requires'
By.T.-Ctulbreat--F. W. Pickens.-Our own
farer.-We go for him,.in preferenee to'all
others.- .Clret-F W.ices'
By JoseptiClrah-F .Pces
Soine say, we must miot-elet' him. because he
wishes to-go-to-theU. S-. Senate; but we say,
let hint go, we-will staud by3 him:
Ay Johnta. Chapman. Euq.--Cola Piekeu
Our late-representative in' Congress-An able
nd efticienut defender ofStaite Righitsund South
ern interess--he merits tse highest' honors-we
By L. S. Uarter.-Hon. F.- W. -Piekens
le is uniinguenced by'favor or aIrecuion;;, but
dlrecteJl by hits judgment to-whatever is hon
rble -nd good.- --
By Allen Dozier.-The Hon. F. W. Pick
ue-His aid is solicited by a sister-State ini her
political councils; and he is uiged- by his poli
tical friends to attend to the solicitaution ;- this
is suffiient evidence.of the unbounded confr
dence which is placed in-him by all tho states
By-l.-Graha.-HoneF. W. Pickens-He
has-been taunted 'with making a boast of his.
chivary ;: be this as;-h tma.), we feel and know,
that lhe does-poss5ess the chivalry of~a true' blue
~Carolinian. - - - ---
By-8. P. Street.-Col. F. W.-ickens-His
-long, tried anad Aevoted psiriotismelsitrm "for|
him the-entire support of the'District. -
By Allen -Mobley.--F. 'W. Pickens--His
glorios- ieport in Congress-aguiinst Gieat Bri
ain. wilJ-makehim -ever-dear to. the heart~ef
eery-Aerien-fremanl.- . - - - . :
By- G. .Sadler.arhTe'A belition Fever-Mafy
i-Qrove a-fatal malady to all who-are sized
-By B. T.Yarotgh--The A'holrk... -
Misguided irmetches; lem e'.all-be cohlected
iioneplcee;'it all the powder in the- world'
be bought np;and! pilsced-near them1 et fire
le toched to it. antd let it blow them to h---5.
SBy .J.B. Coleina-s ie-Treaty for the-An
and its immnediatd rtlihet.a d Kmaldyar
.n tr.. nran Hlenre C'iny. au4Tiio'nBDen
ton; may it yet prove a stmbling block in the
paths of those selfish politicians; and-mayYhe
.-sober second thought opthespe e yet e
lar thaiatof justice afid hfinaamify-tO4 noble,
anid opreidd p Ie-ogl lilhey were de
(ri'ed by-tie wickedimchinatidas4o pylitical
nspirant- gnd officeseekers.
By E. Logan-The 'Annexation of Texas
rhe most important measure now in agitation
-in-this-countr.; may.every effort to effect it be
crowned with abundant success.
By a guest.-Texas-Mday the citizens of
.Texas. not. be so alienaleOi from as, as not to
give us an opportunity of receiving them into
our union, after the elecuon fol President is
By Arthur Yarbrough-Texas-The only
hope of southern safety. The South knows,
and seeta ta agree as to.what would be her in
terst; but we'fear the time will 'pass before
she can be induced to ndt that noble part, which
alone can.save.her.from ruin and destruction.
By F. H. Wardlaw, Esq.-TheUnion of the
tates-The proper mode of preserving it, is
by firmly resirting all infractions of the Consti
tution by which it was created.
By Dr. D. L.Wilsdn-Millions for revenud,
but not one cent for protection; and he who
quietly submits to lawless taxation for tribute
iy B T. AurbtoiIli.-Siouth Cairolda -
So far, she has acted honorably, and has de
iteried the name of "gallant state," ifshe should
suffet the present Tariff to continue unreduced,
she should he reminded of Nullification,
By Joel Abney.--South Carolina-The first
td declare opposition to the abitrary power as.
s,med by Great Britain over her Ahierican
coloies in 1765 the first to oppose the Tariffs
of '24 and '28, she will ever he anidng the first
to p'ose iill imilat laws in futdre.
Maj.;J C. Allen.-Give ia Polk for our
President; give Us the Anneration of Texas;
uproot the Tariff; and I go for the Union and
the whole Union, which I belicve will then be
By T Towles.-The Union and prosperity
afthi United States-In order to secure the
Former and promote the latter, we should op.
pose the election of Henry Clay , resist mo
dern Coon Whiggery in all its forms; advocate
the claims of Polk and Dallas, and procure the
immediate annexation of Texas.
By W. Barnes.-alRy every trid patriot re
mmbcr the eausetllnt produced the Revolu
lion. and with the venerable Dr. V ranklin. say,
'. where liberty dwells. there is my country."
By Win. Scurry.--The true prinifililes of'76,
clain at this time the serious attention ofetery
son of the South.
By Simeon Attaway.-Sodith Carolina-Let
her sons. confiding in the justice of their cause,
stand firm to their post; and when they do act,
let it' be with the vigar of the storm
By a Democrat.-The time is not far disiant
whet Nnllificstion will rage in our land; let
the people who have experienced the advan
tages of the remedy. try it again. Let us never
he deprived of the liberty our andesters gave
its by shedding their blood. If we are freemen.
let uis show but one party. ani go hand in hand,
to the .achievement of our liberties a second
By B. C. Matthews, Esq.4south Carolina
-She has no brighter jewels than her, brave
sgns I they are true to her intetests, ensoliditous
flor favors. and unacquainted with fear
By A.; L Nicholson. Esq.-Tennesstee-Her
generous' -Oil has raised a noble Polk Stalk.
whose healitg properties. we trust, will re
store our brofan Constituion.
By ". Qiantdebim.-The Farmers-The
h bone iand sinew of the country;" may they
ever exercise that dogree of p1atriotic zeal,
which will be best calculdatitl. to promote the
intees! of our lbeloved country.
By Hugh Neal.-" Honors to whom honors
re due." The very meritorious gentlemen
who framed and passed the obnoxiolas fee-bill,
and land valuing act, we say, when thfiy go
to the legislature, they may go, on tbeir own
By yames Vatuglhn.-An honest and nde.
pendent vote-We should be as punctual in
doing our duty at the polls, as in the field of
y Richard Ellis.-The times are bad; the
1 iriffi6 bad the price of Cotton is had; and
a great imany other things ave very bad; but
the greatest evil we have to contenod with. and
a greater evil thaur all others put together, is
By iames JDeen.---The Ladies and Gentl e
nn of Big Salnda-They are noble, high
ninded and patriotic.'
Erukine College -WVe are' happy to
learn thait this Institution is in a flourish
ng condition. It was established het a
few years since,-and is located in a healthy
section of Abbeville District, (in the tupper
purl,) about forty miles from Greenvihie.
From a Catalngue, just isrsed from the
press we learn that there are upwavds-of
ughy sttudents in attenda'nce thew present
session. rrornnarly every Suouthiern State,
and a few fromx thne West. The expenses
at ihis College are very low, anti the ad
vantages for iintruction of a superior char
aeter. Trhe Facnlty consists of the Rev.
I?.. E. Pressley. A'. M., Fresidennt and Pro
fessor of irul and M'enma &ience. Rev.
James P. Pressley, A'. M. P'rofessor' of rhe
Greek Languiage and Greek tieratm'e.
ev. John N. Young, A. M., Professor of
Ma' hemtics and Physical Sciences. Rev.
David MieCaw, A- MI., .Professor of the
Lutin Languagb and' Roman Literatur-e.
The Theological flegartment'nf this In
stitution- is under the direction of the Rev.
'. E.' Pressley, assisted by Rev. J. P.
Pressley, which is also in a prosperous
The n'err Coth ient day will'6ie
n Wediesday, the 18th of September
next, on which occasion Maj. B. t. Perry,
of Greenville, will'deliver the anniversary
The Mehodist.-Prom-tie' minut'es of
the Annual Conferences of the Metho'dist
Episcopal *Church- for the year 1843-44,
jst' published.-(says the N. Y. Poust) it ap
pears that the- neti increase of member,.
during the year, was'102,-83'1. This,-added:
tothe increase of the previous-year, name
l5 154,624. malies-the-nnprecedbtntedin
crease of 267.455 in, the short period of
wo'years,and the whole number of memn
here of the Methodist.Episcopal Chiureh,
1 17.356. The number of the traveling
reahers,. or regular clergy,. is4,282; of
the-uperanntetd, or worn onjttrarelhng'
prachers, 339;. and shat' of the local3or
lay preachers. 8.087. Tp~tal number of'
prachers, 12.708.-- In other words,-the
number of Methodists Preachers hi the
United States and T-exas, exceeds that of
the standing army ot'the..Uited States.
it is-a fact worthy of noties,-that ont of the
whole number. sf'ti-avetting preachers, it
as found necessary to exPel only two:
frant .the cotinexion. The nuther~of
withdraWas was thirty-one."., : -.
In a stte of-mentnaseC, a- visclods
youngsmn-demnanded:the hund'ofa young
'It.. and onlm'prceie hi.error whens be
WEDNESDAY, AUGUsT.28, 1844.
"We will cling to the Pillars ofthe Temple of
durLibertws,andafit mustfall, we will Pcrish
amidst the Ruins."
Dentocratic Re. Annexalii. Ticket.
JAMES K. POLK. of Tennessee.
FOR VICE PRrsIDENt.
GEORG$ M. DALLAS. of Penn.
(?Thd letter received from a friend at
Glenn's Springs, will be attended to in
T*a matriage notices received this week,
eannot be published until we receive the
names of some responsible persons. We
have invariably refused in publish such ar
ticles without a Auarantee that they were
The dropi.-From sll quartets of the
District from which we have hoard. the
Corn crop will be an average one; and in
sonle sections of our District the. fatmerp
will make at least a third more than they
made last year. The moet of our plantera &
farmers have dommetced picking out their
Cottor, and some have already sent small
quantities to market. It we have a late
and favorable fall, we etpeet fully as much.
if not more, *ill be gathered this than was
ifade last year. Pease and Potatoes have
both idiprovdd since the late rains. Corn
and Meal sold here last week at 40 and
45 cents per biushel,
Ma. TYLER'S WITHDRAWAi.-In con
sequence of the press of other matter, we
have been forced to lay over, un til next
Oeek, the able letter of Mr. Tyler, declin
ing the canvass for the Presideey.
W6 hate had a specimen of Marl sent
to us, by Mr. John Canida, of Tinkers
Creek, Barn well, S. C.
The specimen is of a dingy, yellowish
white, ot pile ITuff dolor. Some parts are
almost white, and others of small irown
or ferruginous spots-efferves intg rapidly
on application of Muijatic Acid.
It contains a large proportion of shel's,
imbedded in the matrix of marl,-some of
which are decomposed, and others b'ut
little altered in composition, and also so'me
pieces if pure silex.
Owing to the smallness of the specim-e n
sent us, we are not able to determine the
precism conchological species of the shells.
or to give the exact geological period of
the formation of thesefossils, but we have
no doubt that theyform a part of the great
"Carolitna Bed," and described by Mr.
Ruffin, as extending from east of the San
tee across thte Savannah.
And as Mr. C.itnforms its that thousands
of wagon loads can he obtained we trust
that he will gear up his teams and not otnly
make his ownr lands rich, but tatke a spe
elal care of the sandy bill of Printers Re-.
A few days' since, says- the Abbcville
Banner, we hir! the pleasure of meeting
with the Hon- GeW. 5fpDufte, at thle D~ia
mond Springs,-in- this- Bistrict, where he
intends spendingt a' few weeks. His healih
is improving, and he seemed in trne spir
its. We trust the quiet of this place, to.
gether with'the mineral water,- which he
says has fine effect upon him, will ruin
state him it hris healhh, and ite ihunderrof
eloquence yet. be heard at- the capitol.
On the first page of to-day's' paper, *il
he found the pi-oceedings of the great De
mocratie meetin~g, whieh convened in the
city of- Charleston,-o0n:the 19th inst-. It is'
not- necessary to. call- the attentibb of
anty of ourreaderas,to thne repott and resoi'u
tions of the Demnocracy of that city,-which
were unanimously adopted- on- that occa
sion, All avill give heed to them, and
will' eramitle them with that profound-at
tenltiont, which they so'eminently re'quire.
Th the Commit tee of eighty which was ap
pointed by- the'meeting. we find enrolled
the udtes of many of the most honored
chtizens of Charleston. In the reportana
resolutions,. they spoke the sentiments of
the Democratic party in the above men
tioned city, on the great questions whibh
have recently agitatedtour State'.
We earestly hope, that these well timied
and 'stdious reoltionir will allay all un
due excitement, and will- heal' all- dist ract.
ing di'isions,which seemed to be springing~
up in the ranks- of the D~emocratic party'
ln Sombt Caroline.
We trust that they will produce a-good
effect abroad,, and will bring, back to -our
support all good friends-to tiur cause, if any
have ben estranged'frbrtl us bS, late move
meets. E~et us her'eafier rmove itn solid
phalanzsand present,-if possible, an ndi
vided front to the assault oh our enemtes.
-lb the nnofotnr party, ts strengah,'.and
we hopK h~t ith S. Carolnna' ygeaust
statesman at our'head, we-will yet achiere
Extract of a letter from a gAeman in
NesbeI to, a friend i thi Village,
dated "NEWBEwRaT Aug;22a
A sad accident happened here this morn
ing, a.you ngman by the name of F. -C.
Ruff 'vas accidendally killed by.Jatnes.Y.
Harris, a Tavern keeper. Harris weut-to
boriow R's pist ol, Ruff gave it to him aid
turned rouad to get the ramrod, when Har.
ris, not knowing har the pistol was loaded,
pulled the trigger. the conients of which
entered Mr. Ituff's back. lie died in about
forty minutes after the accident."
At at election held on Saturday evening
last, in the Palmetto Fire Companiy, the
folowing gentlemen were elected Officers
for the ensuing year:
C. H. GOODMAN, President,
S. F GOODE, V. Presd't.
J. A. WILLIAMS, Sec'ry & Tres'r.
H. R. .1MURRAY, Chief Etagineer,
J. A. BLAND. Assistant E.
E. C. REMER, 1st Director,
W. 1. BURT, 2nd Do.
L. GOODE. 3rd Do.
N. R'M EY, 4th Do.
W HARRIS, I
W. W. GOODMAN, Ax-men.
We copy from the Charleston Courier.
the letier of the Honorable W. F. Colcock,
Speaker of the -ou-46 of Representatives
of the Legislature, i.> the editor of that pa
per. Mlr. Colcock was present at the liluf.
ron dinner which was recently given in
honor of Mr. R. B. Rheti, It seetis that
he has been held responsibid by soine per
sons. for the "dayings and doings" on that
occasion. It has bien asseried that he set
himself up in opposition to Mr. Calhoun.
This he roundly and unequivocally denies.
We take no part in the conttoversy b6
tween Mr. Colcoek and his oipdeuts in
this matter, but we deem it an act of jus
tice to this gentlemad who occopies a high
position in'the State, to' lay his vindica
tion of himself biefore our readers.
There is one part of his letter to which
we, and we believe, nine-tenths of the peo
pie of this State, most heartily respond.
He speakm of Mr. Calhoun as "a great and
good man." In these days of doubt and
distrust, thank heaven.we have one man at
least in whom we can confide. We'regre'e*
ceedingly.that in any po'rtion of otrr Siai&
any sentiment or remarks ihould hoe'
been uttered which woaid imply ie' (easi
distrust of this spotleS pairiof.' We 6ope
that those persobs ho have pui forth a6y
publications in tde'slightest degree deroga
fory to the elevated. character of this gen
tlemarr,- etred more frorn the Nead rhawr
the heart. We must believe that their zeal
in the c'ause of S. Carolina, led (hein ustray.
South Carolina oives too much to Jozzq
C. CALHOUN, to distrust him now.
For nearly half a centuiy, Ie has
labored most faifhfoly in her service and
he has never faltt'red. Never for a mo
tnett has he ieraked his efforts for the
promotioN ot her proderity, and' ite pre.
servati'on of. her rights and her spotless
honor. F-n hia angatrity and prudence we
have thie' (ullest cohfidence. To him
we Ibok as our piolar star, by'l whose
mild and- steady light, our ship of Staste,
now driven to and fro on the tHang'-of
strife, will ride securely into the'haven of
peace and union.
The Elections.-Seven States, viz:'N.
Carolina, Kentuacky, Illinois; ',Ii'ssouri. In
diana, Alabama. and Louisiana have all
recently elected their Governofs,-Congress
men and Mlembers to the Legislature.
Four of the seven have, beyond d'oubt,
gone for the Democracy by increased msr
jorities,- whilst the other tlyree have barely
gone for the Whigs. To North Caroliria,
Grahiam, the whtig candidate, who I-on as.
an Anunexation man, was elected by abut-t
3500 majority. In 1842 the State gave a
whig mnajority of 8;000; anld in 1840, H ar
rison's majority was ro6o00;showing-aci
shig loss of 1040O0 votes. - eutuly
whchngave FHarrison iii 1840 a marty
of 25;000' gives' Owsley- whir, a mjiy
o aboti ,000, notivihsranding if
1,000 mreevotee pnlled tii
1840; another r'olig ioss of at l
From the Winyaw Observer.:'
Resouttbns of the second1 quar/kjriein
Con inenace of the Black iie ibe u
N.C. Con. held at BethLCir~,:
The following preamble ~a~.~ taone
were olered bl the Sec.J Witi~nn
iwously adopted by: die
Whereasamaj'oryj of th~ST Io
ference during their .een f tlit -e~
Yorhi assumied' a ditaturi nee
ther-eby "ianilfali~ (Y,ii jfseions 'to
the contryid nowai ' T~rillhos.
tle to Shi elna ie pionitW
ern portion of orrchr refe.a.
kesoie'd ist. T hat Wi of
mirtietion and re-e w 'have nioimd
th'ei-' donfirmation of: ithjMcsioi of the
Bhimtore annuial cnfer r~ose
of the Rev. P. 'A. HaFdideitas
we judge) unjust, disloyal'
violation of th comfpFOmi5s Z
Resoied, 2d. T'i~iaooso pj
proceedings" of a major; r L,~~
conference in the case of-on
Bishop Andrew-,-'hetta a a nss tency
altogether; ar variance -wi ~ idomi
which should hiave mrarke Aions
of so-' august: a-h'ndyN so' (pf
would we b e, eve, 'that -h -wrt
therein b'e mienifliti fdkitiis -6ut - 6rate
conitctienathat- :hefrietroin V '96
mentioined eesedij a siuntapt 1
novatowr rautii' wib evil in'ca
and. as such, .justly m"eriting abe-severet
reprehension, notr only f'illi- jradiciou.
Christians, but of everys'onewliefdesires
a continuance of the Union of these nit'd
States, ye:-we would pit ty(noat. e
men who have proved tpeuiselvecapable
of thus.woolonly outragrn& he feeling -o
one, who is, as a inmn rh y - damft
ble and as a Bishop, able aod eaffin
Resolived, 3d .hatw g respect
fully .'and ,sincerely I:nde t4o'odr 'oAed
Bishop Andrew, ourtenderestsyinpathfe
on account of ihe extreemWfollicaiiot
which- his noble atd'gensreit
have~~_ bee "hs idgeterits Mihim'must-.
have been subjected inaonseqen'cieMbtw
unprecedented .persecution,' bhiiya
aimed at im, adthat :oobifprig
feasing (the inconsisnmly)seutnfieif
the higbebt respect .andesfoidu Nin.
and it is with feelingi.hiit. i
cation, that we centilsithe iciue -
and pious course wiicb h p-r-ie- nr
the. ordeil thro' which .ad t i[W
Resolved 4th.- That-wei '6te&,toac. -
knowledge our -want o. language e
quately- zd express or iehnse'oftheliigh
importance of the serticestiendredothe
South by ths.outhernrdelegatinlserMi
ces well calculated to imireis with feeliny
of the warmnest gratitire anil highestt'd
miration, .'the hart of 'eryisotierdiAer, -
and.to enforce those-of.riespectandesteemr r,
even upon their'opponeits-firthem did
to. each- and. to'every oie .ofiiiri'aid to
all 'those who with.-them signed t ad
mirable proteety-and to but respected'
Bishop Soule, ddeiese yfot-1.r
most cordial tiianks. .--.
Resolved -5th. T hat'insciordaaieqi W'.
the views ,nnd feelings a q- (impefectly
tho, dispassionaiely)-.expressed-we deem
it only prudent, but imperiouily n'e-'essary.
that. 'we have a separateorganit of
the Church in tbe Souih, and thato&.-,as
soon as the importance of thie occis ial
The following M wasored by
the '+d; H. A B on ob sec.
ouded was Unaoinou .opted
.Resblved;T' at. la serieificcofi
mended, that itAesal a6 ial Confer
ences. d mttually fixUpon a day imme-r
diately previous ro the Generil Conienati
which will probably be hed i May to'be
observed in humiliatioi' fising, *id
prayer, that the blessing of heavein my
peculiaily rest bpou-that body'fmwainiters
in heir deliberations and discussftore upotr
ihe-great subjects which shnlengA Etheir
It was 6n thoAnii forther resolvid. that
ihe above >preamble 'and resolations be.
fowarded (by he:Seet'yof this meeting)
to Southern Christian Advocatied' Win- d
yaw Obset'ver for publiction.
The abo#e isa etrue statemen franfthe
journal. WHITE,-Secretary -
treal Fir al Macon. ad so
.-We regret to la'rn throduh 'Mesars:M
S Ball & Co'.. that ave'ry'eriot fiie took
place .at MacOn on Mon'day "iJight. It
commenced abodti -ode.o'clock: in's'Gin
smith's shop'. We yeret-tojiarn'hatMr.
Wiflingha, abitt'.ant:Editor-dfi tbh6Mao
Telegraph, was killed by.hefalli*g of a
house. .-The following ia -statetnenrtof
the property destroyed, as far as asee-_
tained' before thecais left 7esday morn -
Bar-rooM,1fronting ShotAell e D gist
Luddingtonn &Thompson Provs bi
Macon bemocrat Ofic-, ad
Gen. Robertson'sLottery Office
Danour's Provision siore,
Mrs.. Damour's Millinery 'store"'.
Bishop & Parson's Tin -ware store~
Kennedy's'Provision store ~'- "
Cooper's' Bardidg'hoIidi' -
Fitch's Clothing stove,
Levy & Loab's, /db
This. W'bod's Fu'rniture ware-bouse.
By the utmost perseverance of the citi
zens, the buildings occupied by- E. He
WVeed, W. B. Joinsto'n & Co., and Chas.,4
Campbell &u 'Us were saved, but, they
were considerable sufferers by damage osr
their goodb. - . -
Damoiarlishop &- Parson's no in-'
Daieiiank owned by W. B. Johnson
W.' B; Johnson & Co. insured.83,000. ,
E B sWeed, Jbbaston &Co. and Camp
bell & (d fly insured.-Sav. Rep.-'
.Furier ParLtiufa of th -Fire at Ma
conW From a -private loiter; received in
Ioalast evening, we l'earh that the loss
sinching the' siorerard contents, wiji
ampunt to aht $25,000 to" 30,009
Mfessrs.Bishop & Parson'iand J.. H. Da
nour, aretke largestsuff'eiers. Neither,of
thang had any instorsace. i'
'The irelasted iuut'iire honis, auddt
e'iine tshee za'bt'littehpe o( saiving
-he brisk s'ores'di' WeedW.,B. Johnston
&-C . .O4.eampbell:& Co. ' ,
RrWillihghain: ssilled hy thei fall
liig of the front end'of' tle biding orned
arndo'ceopied- by Biihi o& Parson's --
.An. election f'or Claire, Sheriif, and:Or
'iiiary, for ?ickens tbistrict. wsheld on
Mfondiay latst.- -We hav'e inot seeni the ofi
cial returns, but we ars informed ihas-Wmn.'
.L. Keith, Esq., has been i-e-elected:Cierk.
over' Gen F. N Garvin; and Pleasnt-Al
exander, has'beeni chosen' Shbriff der
Wm. Hynter. .Wr.D~Steele. iss'aid to
li lected-Ordiiarj,Torwhei ftleath~er,
-were several' ediritois.- Ru cacei kases
the majority is small; probably under ona
hundred. 'he aggggato vosasitheJa-..
gest eer'given itatihe Distriewtbsxcho
mnent among ihe, gpormonale fuissis so(Rh
candidateti haviungitrhigh -Posiesdik
not-entet, inio the. t'iiase h,e-promine V
cdnates Pen beldlosNt'v
~thetA drtngetherpose~ week on~
ten day'i, has-bien 'oppressively-"hot,-'dry
aas ultry..-.tha- Thermometer. ranging:
(an9ini0t 9t2degrees,-in 'tbmn iddleur
p in to tejp l;r)cony weh enrgy
aid .Ihn fget,, wpdhave had ibe Iunges't,
mosi dry1 sod hottest *uumr epflpeen
cedin-twooty-years. Since the Brat oF
February' last" there bh~at ~ n so li
cient'frost 'in this regioniiMIJr'Oet
tio,ad niot rait40oug&N~
teground:.S'igi eropi of ttlk d bjt
t ert lyrdeidmore, Abunrnti kaq-upgal,. -